Already, Americans face a host of economic woes. The unemployment rate remains high. Home prices are still falling, aggravating a widespread foreclosure crisis. A prolonged federal shutdown would push the economy toward recession.
This budget is clear in its purpose: to create a one-dollar-one-vote plutocracy for the wealthy few, while gutting our one-person-one-vote democratic system.
Reporters are asking Republicans to comment publicly on the plan and the responses are not what you'd expect. When reporters use "tread cautiously" to describe anything Republicans do, you know something's up.
A huge component of our budget deficit is the result of unemployment, much of it caused by the trade deficit.
Donald Trump is getting traction. He is talking about trade, jobs, China and manufacturing -- and it's resonating with a public sick of being told to ignore what is right in front of their faces.
Here's the thing: what the public wants actually would fix the borrowing. And what the plutocrats want would make it worse. So maybe the public isn't that stupid after all.
Note: see action updates below. Members of Congress are holding local town hall meetings now and into next week, and Republicans are hearing from con...
The only solution to the huge jump in deficits is to restore jobs. That starts to restore the tax base and stops the emergency spending on the unemployed. And the only way to restore jobs is for the government to step in and do something.
In response to the town hall anger, a corporate front-group named 60 Plus is blanketing the radiowaves in Republican districts with these soothing ads thanking them for "preserving and protecting" Medicare. https://editorial.huffingtonpost.com/mt.cgi?__mode=huff_entry_toolbox&entry_id=854681#
Our leadership is making every effort to return to the old economy that caused the crisis. This is because those who benefited from that economy are still in control of the system.
The Republicans voted to phase out Medicare and use the money for even more tax cuts for the rich. The public found out and turned out. So now they ...